The annual Strut Your Stuff registration fair is returning on Saturday, Sept. 12, with dozens of community sports, arts and recreation groups setting up booths at Myrtle Philip Community Centre to register kids for the coming year. Groups ranging from gymnastics to hockey to martial arts to dance host tables at the event.
As well as registration families can also apply for Kidsport grants to help defray the cost of enrolling their kids in approved sports, recreation and arts programs. Grants of up to $300 are available per year for kids aged five to 18, and must go towards participant and registration fees.
The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and all community groups serving the youth are invited to reserve tables. To reserve a table contact the Resort Municipality of Whistler at 604-935-8350 and indicate course #13236. For more information contact Sheila Mozes at 604-905-9393 or Stephanie at 604-902-1433.
Local triathletes race Kelowna tri
A handful of Whistler athletes took part in the annual Pushor Mitchell Apple Triathlon in Kelowna this past Sunday, which also played the part of national championship this year.
Jodi Westbury was the top Whistler athlete, placing 18 th in the female 35 to 39 race (1,500 metre swim, 40 km bike and 10 km run) with a total time of 2:44:57. Maridee Fitch was 22 nd in female 45 to 49 in 3:27:26.
Mike Hedberg of Squamish was 30 th in Male 40 to 44 in 2:38:37.
In the sprint race (750 metre swim, 20 km bike and 5 km run), Iain Adams of Whistler was eighth in male 50 to 54 in 1:19:36. Karin Kafkova was eighth in female 35 to 39 in 1:30:57.
Lauren Groves won the Olympic-distance women's national title with a time of 2:05:00, followed by Kathy Tremblay in 2:05:07 and Paula Findlay - also the top Under 23 racer - in 2:06:26.
Simon Whitfield - first in the 2000 Olympics, second in Beijing in 2008 and first in the 2009 world championships - continued his recent streak with the national men's title. He finished the race in 1:53:32, followed by Kyle Jones in 1:53:50 and Paul Ticheleaar in 1:53:50.
Callaghan XC questions answered
Cross-country skiers will have access to the recreation trails at Whistler Olympic Park and Callaghan Country for most of the 2009-2010 winter, with some closures during 2010 Olympic and Paralympic events.
At the end of last season it was unknown whether the trails would be open to the public at all, with Olympic organizers hard at work installing the overlay for the Games - everything from banners to bleachers to cables for television and media.